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My Father’s Dragon

Ruth Stiles Gannett illustrated by Ruth Chrisman Gannett   I am revisiting one of my favorite childhood reads. My Father’s Dragon is the first book in a series of three: My Father’s Dragon, Elmer and the Dragon, The Dragons of Blueland.  If you have not read My Father’s Dragon, know it is a children’s read. There […]

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As Good As Anybody

Richard Michelson and illustrated by Raúl Colón “You are just as good as anybody.” One of my favorite Martin Luther King Jr. reads is a children’s picture book called As Good As Anybody. A co-worker recommended this read to me and I am forever grateful. This read is aimed at young children, but the message is […]

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The Phantom Tollbooth

Norton Juster and Illustrated by Jules Feiffer “And in smaller letters at the bottom it concluded: ‘RESULTS ARE NOT GUARANTEED, BUT IF NOT PERFECTLY SATISFIED, YOUR WASTED TIME WILL BE REFUNDED.’” “‘You jumped, of course,’ explained Canby. “That’s the way most everyone gets here. It’s really quite simple: every time you decide something without having […]

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Matilda

Roald Dahl “Occasionally one comes across parents who take the opposite line, who show no interest at all in their children, and these, of course, are far worse than the doting ones.” “Make sure everything you do is so completely crazy it’s unbelievable.” I have been planning to read all of Dahl’s work for some […]

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Charolett’s Web

E.B. White “It is quite possible that an animal has spoken to me and that I didn’t catch the remark because I wasn’t paying attention.” Charlotte’s Web is one of the most famous books in Children’s Literature for obvious reasons. Not only is Charlotte’s Web heartwarming, but it also teaches valuable life lessons.  Charlotte’s Web #5 on […]

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